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10-26-2014, 07:12 PM   #10261
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Thanks guys...It was a great weekend and a much needed vacation. The weather held out so we were able to get out there and enjoy it. I liked how the sun reflected on the wet sand in this one and yeah...the lone fisherman really helped finished it off. Thanks again...

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Two more from Las Vegas, this time at the Darius Rucker concert at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Shot with my Yashica 35 GSN and my first roll of Cinestill 800, metered at 1000, probably f/2 or f1.7, and developed without any push or pull.

I missed focus on this one a little, but it shows the color reproduction of this film well.


This one worked better


I pretty much missed every other shot on the roll, very disappointed in myself but c'est la vie. I also wasn't very happy with how the local camera shop's lab treated my film during the process and won't be using them again. Sad to say I have had better luck at the local grocery store's mini lab than these guys.

Still waiting for my slides (a roll of Provia 100F I shot on my motorcycle rides to compare to the Ektar shots I posted earlier, and a roll of Ektachome EPP 100 that I pushed two stops and had them cross process, also from the concert) to come back from The Darkroom on California, first time using them as well. It's been about a week since I sent them out, so they should have them Monday and have the scans uploaded by week's end...
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QuoteOriginally posted by skierd Quote
Two more from Las Vegas, this time at the Darius Rucker concert at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Shot with my Yashica 35 GSN and my first roll of Cinestill 800, metered at 1000, probably f/2 or f1.7, and developed without any push or pull.

I missed focus on this one a little, but it shows the color reproduction of this film well.
Very good tonality indeed.. motion picture like (no wonder - it is cinematographic film after all). I was trying to resist this film for some time but this looks increasingly tempting !

QuoteOriginally posted by skierd Quote
I pretty much missed every other shot on the roll, very disappointed in myself but c'est la vie.
This can definitely spoil the film shooting a lot! There is nothing more frustrating that having great shot that is out of focus. BUT - this is not always the photographer's fault! I was let down by number of cameras that had their either range-finder coupling, focusing screen, or autofocus mechanism misaligned to the point that every single shot from the whole roll was out of focus! Since then I did test roll for every single camera I had, with various shots at measured distances with lenses at full open for shallow DOF. This resulted in dumping one Super ME and one MX I had ! This also resulted in converting one Z1p to manual focus only, because AF is off. And this resulted in confirming that my other Z1p is spot on, my Kiev 4 is perfect, my Super A is perfect. So all in all - I strongly advise you to get your Yashica on table, measure 1 meter from film plane and put some thing on that table to check the near focus. Then do the same with infinity and middle ranges - just focus on getting perfect focus, so first and foremost - have your eyesight confirmed as perfect ( or wear glasses for test ).

best to do these with BW roll (for good sharpness ) that is helping ensure if you nailed the focus. If the roll is consistently off by even tiny fraction - have your camera serviced or dump it. And if you do that for all your film cameras you will know for 100% which one is reliable.

QuoteOriginally posted by skierd Quote
I also wasn't very happy with how the local camera shop's lab treated my film during the process and won't be using them again. Sad to say I have had better luck at the local grocery store's mini lab than these guys.
Thats another thing that was spoiling film for me after years of break. Local lab was simple destroying my negatives ! One that I used online would not pay attention to how frames were cut so some frames were cult in half , all after let's say 20th frame were consistently cut at 80% ! - this sort of thing ! Another gave my white spots on the emulsion side of my BW films, another gave me nasty finger prints on my negatives... so all in all this was a tough call for me to keep film alive! But finally I managed to find reliable labs online for C41 and BW one.

it is hard, but after you go through these stages your joy of film shooting will be undisturbed
10-27-2014, 08:29 AM   #10264
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Sunset seen through an Arsat zoom 80-200mm, for those who don't know this lens is a Nikon mounted old Soviet Kiev Arsenal lens that was produced until 2006, also known as Granit.

This one was NOS from that era, and I used it with my F2AS and Ektar 100, I assume the front lens was a little dirty.



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Don't resist, everything I've seen from it has been great!

The shots I posted earlier this week were from the same camera on the same trip and it focused perfectly, so I don't know if the camera got bumped wrong on the motorcycle ride or riding in my friend's purse to get in to the concert or I just couldn't see well enough to get the focus right (6 or 7 Jack & Gingers before the show might have had something to do with it). I'll check it when I get back from vacation.

Not putting a damper on shooting film at all, finding a good lab is part of the process. It just makes me sad that the local big box store's mini lab cares more, is days faster, and costs 1/2 as much as the local camera shop, someone you'd think would be invested in keeping customers coming in. I could live with the higher cost and the wait if the work was done right, but dang... I just wish there was someone in the state that did e-6. B+W I can do at home, except for scanning.



QuoteOriginally posted by manntax Quote
Very good tonality indeed.. motion picture like (no wonder - it is cinematographic film after all). I was trying to resist this film for some time but this looks increasingly tempting !


This can definitely spoil the film shooting a lot! There is nothing more frustrating that having great shot that is out of focus. BUT - this is not always the photographer's fault! I was let down by number of cameras that had their either range-finder coupling, focusing screen, or autofocus mechanism misaligned to the point that every single shot from the whole roll was out of focus! Since then I did test roll for every single camera I had, with various shots at measured distances with lenses at full open for shallow DOF. This resulted in dumping one Super ME and one MX I had ! This also resulted in converting one Z1p to manual focus only, because AF is off. And this resulted in confirming that my other Z1p is spot on, my Kiev 4 is perfect, my Super A is perfect. So all in all - I strongly advise you to get your Yashica on table, measure 1 meter from film plane and put some thing on that table to check the near focus. Then do the same with infinity and middle ranges - just focus on getting perfect focus, so first and foremost - have your eyesight confirmed as perfect ( or wear glasses for test ).

best to do these with BW roll (for good sharpness ) that is helping ensure if you nailed the focus. If the roll is consistently off by even tiny fraction - have your camera serviced or dump it. And if you do that for all your film cameras you will know for 100% which one is reliable.



Thats another thing that was spoiling film for me after years of break. Local lab was simple destroying my negatives ! One that I used online would not pay attention to how frames were cut so some frames were cult in half , all after let's say 20th frame were consistently cut at 80% ! - this sort of thing ! Another gave my white spots on the emulsion side of my BW films, another gave me nasty finger prints on my negatives... so all in all this was a tough call for me to keep film alive! But finally I managed to find reliable labs online for C41 and BW one.

it is hard, but after you go through these stages your joy of film shooting will be undisturbed
10-27-2014, 07:05 PM   #10266
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I've been shooting more digital than film lately but here are some scans from my darkroom class last year. I'm not sure the exact camera model or film these were taken with but the camera was a Canon 35mm. (Excuse the dust from the scanner)

(I'm excited to experiment more with film since I just bought the Nikon N70!)
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QuoteOriginally posted by mxoflor Quote
I've been shooting more digital than film lately but here are some scans from my darkroom class last year. I'm not sure the exact camera model or film these were taken with but the camera was a Canon 35mm. (Excuse the dust from the scanner)

(I'm excited to experiment more with film since I just bought the Nikon N70!)
Welcome to the forum. Keep shooting film, and sharing the results

---------- Post added 10-27-2014 at 07:42 PM ----------

Here's a recent one of mine.
Not sure I like it yet





Zenza Bronica ETRSi
Zenzanon MC 40/4
Kodak Ektar 100
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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote

Here's a recent one of mine.
Not sure I like it yet
Well, I do

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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
Welcome to the forum. Keep shooting film, and sharing the results

---------- Post added 10-27-2014 at 07:42 PM ----------

Here's a recent one of mine.
Not sure I like it yet





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It seems darker than it should be perhaps, but I like the color and lines. I wonder what might come out in the top portion if it had been lighter. I do not want to be too critical, there's lot to like here.
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10-28-2014, 06:55 PM   #10270
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I'm trying to remember to FIND THAT LIGHT!!! It's not so important in the digital world because you can just adjust it later. (falling standards...grrr.) Now I'm starting to look for it a lot more again, and I can see you have an eye for it by looking at this image. (and others) Great shot...
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QuoteOriginally posted by hooverfocus Quote
Well, I do
Thanks

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jacquot Quote
It seems darker than it should be perhaps, but I like the color and lines. I wonder what might come out in the top portion if it had been lighter. I do not want to be too critical, there's lot to like here.
David
Thank you David. I like the contrast, but I think that if it were a bit brighter in the shadows then it would work a little better.

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QuoteOriginally posted by IHS Quote
I'm trying to remember to FIND THAT LIGHT!!! It's not so important in the digital world because you can just adjust it later. (falling standards...grrr.) Now I'm starting to look for it a lot more again, and I can see you have an eye for it by looking at this image. (and others) Great shot...
It's all about the light
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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
Here's a recent one of mine.
Not sure I like it yet
It works, nice shot! It sets a mood.

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Speaking of labs, I just finally had an issue with my lab of choice... I just realised, printing at my desired size, that the Darkroom scanned these rolls of my sister's wedding at the lowest resolution rather than the "enhanced" scan resolution... Hmm...

Now do I ship it out, braving the world of shipping hassles again (I don't trust the postal service and the other couriers...) and have them rescan, or do I just go ahead and order a scanner to save shipping the negatives back and forth constantly?
...
Anyway, another shot that shows why I love Portra. Nasty green fluorescent lights, but still lovely skin tones.
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QuoteOriginally posted by SpartanD63 Quote
Speaking of labs, I just finally had an issue with my lab of choice... I just realised, printing at my desired size, that the Darkroom scanned these rolls of my sister's wedding at the lowest resolution rather than the "enhanced" scan resolution... Hmm...

Now do I ship it out, braving the world of shipping hassles again (I don't trust the postal service and the other couriers...) and have them rescan, or do I just go ahead and order a scanner to save shipping the negatives back and forth constantly?
...
Anyway, another shot that shows why I love Portra. Nasty green fluorescent lights, but still lovely skin tones.
Just order a scanner, you won't regret it!

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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
It works, nice shot! It sets a mood.

Phil.
Thanks Phil.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
Just order a scanner, you won't regret it!
I'm already processing my own (non critical) film projects at home, so it's a serious consideration, assuming I can figure out the funding....
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